This years gem show had terrific weather with some days reaching 80 degrees while the rest of the usa was freezing.
Some buyers were delayed in attending due to cancelled flights but the AGTA show reported increased traffic at its show.
New opal from Australia.
There was a new company exhibiting a new find of opal similar to Mexican fire opal.
This opal field is app 600 klms north of Kalgoorlie in west Australia.
Production is still limited but they have a huge prospecting area so some large finds are expected.
This material is volcanic in origin and is found mainly in the top meter so mining costs aren’t that high.
Australian opal. The show was well represented by Australian and American opal sellers. All reported better sales than last year with some high end stones selling. There was surprisingly quite a fewRare Opal pineapples for sale at the show from several vendors.
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